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Ursula K. Le Guin
Ursula Kroeber Le Guin (US /ˈɜːrsələ ˈkroʊbər ləˈɡwɪn/; born October 21, 1929) is an American author of novels, children's books, and short stories, mainly in the genres of fantasy and science fiction. She has also written poetry and essays. First published in the 1960s, her work has often... show more



Ursula Kroeber Le Guin (US /ˈɜːrsələ ˈkroʊbər ləˈɡwɪn/; born October 21, 1929) is an American author of novels, children's books, and short stories, mainly in the genres of fantasy and science fiction. She has also written poetry and essays. First published in the 1960s, her work has often depicted futuristic or imaginary alternative worlds in politics, the natural environment, gender, religion, sexuality and ethnography.She influenced such Booker Prize winners and other writers as Salman Rushdie and David Mitchell – and notable science fiction and fantasy writers including Neil Gaiman and Iain Banks. She has won the Hugo Award, Nebula Award, Locus Award, and World Fantasy Award, each more than once. In 2014, she was awarded the National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters. Le Guin has resided in Portland, Oregon since 1959. Bio from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

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Birth date: October 21, 1929
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The better to see you, my dear
The better to see you, my dear rated it 3 weeks ago
This one strained my brain quite a bit. It's a very involved book where social, political, economical structures, customs, morals, ethics, sex and peer pressure are concerned. Yeah, it runs the gamut, and befits a character that is what we'd call an activist. I liked how the story is built, with t...
The better to see you, my dear
The better to see you, my dear rated it 4 weeks ago
More of a Rocannon flavor than The Dispossessed, in that it's more of a gorgeous and bittersweet cross between sci-fy, fantasy and adventure than hypothetical worlds heavy in social commentary (not to say any asides are completely absent). Which in checking makes sense, since Rocannon is the first...
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BrokenTune rated it 1 month ago
Constellating Mind draws the lines between the stars that let the Eagle and the Swan fly vast and bright and far above the dark before the dawn. Between two solitary minds as far as Deneb from Altair, love flings the unimaginable line that marries fire to fire. This short collection was my fi...
Books 'n Stuff
Books 'n Stuff rated it 1 month ago
Synopsis: At the age of six, Tenar was taken from her home and made High Priestess of the Nameless Ones, dark powers of the Tombs of Atuan. But when the wizard, Ged, comes to steal the tombs' greatest treasure he also comes to bring Tenar out of darkness.Review: Ursula Le Guin is known as one of the...
teaandbooks
teaandbooks rated it 1 month ago
When trying to better understand anarchism this book caught my eye and I thought it would be helpful to come through the topic via a fictional read that would help me better understand it in a story rather than trying to teach myself from very dry academic books. Supposedly this book is about two wo...
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